Senior Electric Engineering Technician

Company Name: City of Healdsburg
Phone Number: (707) 431-3322
City: Healdsburg
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95448
Job Title: Senior Electric Engineering Technician
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: February 16, 2018
Salary: $7,186 - $8,735
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

A selected sample of duties includes: assists the Utilities Director in preparing and administrating departmental work plan; by use of computer aided drafting software (i.e. ACAD) and/or other related tools, prepares detailed plans for needed maintenance and/or replacement work.  Plans include providing special instructions for the materials, location of poles, anchors, guys, conduit systems, vaults, service boxes, transformers, labor estimates and other necessary information required to complete the work; determines proper cable, wire sizes, and transformer sizes for given loads on the distribution system; coordinates layout for major subdivisions with other city and third party utilities, insuring that overall City interests are a priority when said coordinating is done; conducts field surveys of project sites to determine the existing and future locations of electric and other facilities and the impact of proposed changes; ability to analyzing engineering technical and statistical information, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations; determines the existence of easement and requirements for new easements.  Where new easements are required, initiates the process to gain easements prior to construction; assists in the development and updating of material and construction standards; works with developers, consultants, contractors, property owners, and other utilities on construction activities and proposed additions and changes to the City’s electric utility system.

Experience Required:

Qualifications: Knowledge of: Fundamentals of engineering methods, materials and equipment used in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities; principles, practices, and terminology of varied engineering technical work including, surveying, plan review, and reference of industry standards and requirements; advanced engineering mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; knowledge of work orders, asset management, purchasing, and inventory software tools; Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project; and relevant laws, rules, regulations, codes and safety orders. Ability to: Utilize various computer software applications such as: AutoCAD and AutoCAD AUD, Arc View, Arc Map or related GIS software, O-calc, by Osmose. Additionally, review plans and documents for conformance to regulations; gather data and make accurate engineering computations; prepare plans and specifications, neatly and accurately; prepare and carry out oral and written instructions with minimum of supervision; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and relate well with the general public and co-workers. Skill in: Performing sub-engineering technical support work in a variety of areas; estimating time and material requirements for electrical utility projects; analyzing engineering technical and statistical information, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations; making repeatedly accurate mathematical calculations; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; and preparing accurate and complete records and notes and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Seven (7) years’ experience related directly to the design, construction, repair, replacement, or maintenance of high voltage distribution system.  Experience can be gained through a combination of actual working experience and education from an accredited school.  Up to two years of experience may be credited for an Associate of Arts degree and up to four years may be credited for a Bachelor’s degree.  Education will only count toward experience if the degree earned is from an accredited school in fields related to major coursework in construction management, civil engineering, construction science, electrical engineering, or closely related area of focus.

A typical way to combine education and work experience would be the possession of an Associate of Arts degree with major coursework in construction management, civil engineering, construction science, electrical engineering, or closely related area of focus and five years’ working experience in electric utility construction, operations, and/or maintenance activities.


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed City of Healdsburg application, cover letter and resume. Apply online at or download the required application and mail your application materials to the City of Healdsburg Personnel Office, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA  95448. Position is open until filled. First review of applications will be the week of February 25, 2018.

The qualifications of each applicant, as set for in the application, will be reviewed by a screening committee. A limited number of qualified applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the subsequent phase of the evaluation process which is the oral interview.


Posting End Date: March 16, 2018